NHDC seeks to empanel solar EPC installers and module manufacturers
The hydropower producer—which recently diversified into solar power projects—has invited global applications as it seeks to empanel EPC agencies and module manufacturers for its solar projects. June 22 is the last date to lodge the interest.
NHDC Limited, a joint venture of NHPC Ltd and government of Madhya Pradesh, seeks to empanel EPC contractors for balance-of-system (BOS) and module manufacturers for its solar projects. The empanelment shall be for a period of two years.
EPC installers can submit bids in two categories: projects up to 100 MW and projects above 100 MW.
To be eligible for projects up to 100 MW, the applicant should have either developed or provided EPC services for minimum 40 MWp of cumulative grid-connected solar power capacity, out of which at least one plant should have been minimum 10 MWp. The reference plant of 10 MWp or higher capacity must have been in successful operation for at least one year prior to the last date of application submission.
For projects above 100 MW, the minimum installed capacity requirement is 80 MWp, out of which at least one plant should have been minimum 20 MWp in capacity. The reference plant of 20 MWp or higher capacity must have been in successful operation for at least one year prior to the last date of application submission.
For module supply, the applicant should be the original PV module manufacturer with manufacturing capacity of minimum 1000 MW/annum. It should have manufactured and supplied minimum 130 MWp of cumulative PV module capacity using PV cells of any origin in any one financial year during the last seven years.
The supplied modules—of power rating 285 Wp or above—should have completed at least one year of successful operation.